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9th Dec '17 4:03:35 AM jormis29
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* An [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqXOhcTkfUw early-1980s cinema advert]] for National Westminster Bank, starring Adrian Edmondson as [[{{Expy}} a character not unlike]] [[Series/TheYoungOnes Vyvyan Basterd]], played this trope for [[PlayedForLaughs laughs]]. In his quest to open a bank account, pseudo-Vyv dons an ill-fitting three-piece suit, buzzes his mohawk, and has the metal stars on his forehead removed (apparently, they ''are'' piercings). After this, and overcompensating with his [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents RP]] at [=NatWest=], he is granted an account ... and moments later, the punked-out guy behind him in line opens his own account without a hitch. Our hero doesn’t take this well.

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* An [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqXOhcTkfUw early-1980s cinema advert]] for National Westminster Bank, starring Adrian Edmondson Creator/AdrianEdmondson as [[{{Expy}} a character not unlike]] [[Series/TheYoungOnes Vyvyan Basterd]], played this trope for [[PlayedForLaughs laughs]]. In his quest to open a bank account, pseudo-Vyv dons an ill-fitting three-piece suit, buzzes his mohawk, and has the metal stars on his forehead removed (apparently, they ''are'' piercings). After this, and overcompensating with his [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents RP]] at [=NatWest=], he is granted an account ... and moments later, the punked-out guy behind him in line opens his own account without a hitch. Our hero doesn’t take this well.
4th Nov '17 8:36:26 PM DesiredUsernameTaken
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In Episode 133, Kaeloo is not invited to a party everyone else was invited to because they all thought she was weird. Mr. Cat tells her not to worry about being labeled and tells her that all she needs to do is be herself, and she goes back to the party and spreads the same message to everyone else. The episode ends with everyone, Kaeloo included, throwing another party and "being themselves" there.
3rd Nov '17 3:52:29 AM CashSloth
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}}'' with [[TheBully Johnny Jhonny]]. Johnny admits to Ed that he finds himself respecting and ultimately wanting to befriend Max, but is concerned that his jerkish ways will just cause friction with the much more morally-centered Max. Ed, put on the spot, vaguely responds that Johnny just needs to believe in himself. Unfortunately, this leads Johnny to believe that Ed is invoking this trope, and he concludes that it will all work out as Max will eventually come to like him for who he is: a violent bully.
22nd Oct '17 2:25:31 PM NervousShark
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* In ''VideoGame/AgarestSenki'' [[{{Seer}} Vira-Lorr's]] people, the onerthes are... [[{{Understatement}} not treated kindly]] by others. Most have taken to hiding their third eye and pretending to be human to avoid being hunted. Vira-Lorr on the other hand openly displays her third eye and practically dares hunters to come after her, rather than hide what she is.

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* In ''VideoGame/AgarestSenki'' [[{{Seer}} Vira-Lorr's]] people, the onerthes are... [[{{Understatement}} not treated kindly]] kindly by others. Most have taken to hiding their third eye and pretending to be human to avoid being hunted. Vira-Lorr on the other hand openly displays her third eye and practically dares hunters to come after her, rather than hide what she is.
22nd Oct '17 12:46:31 PM MsCC93
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* Meghan Trainor's "All About That Base", while sounding like a [[StuffyOldSongsAboutTheButtocks Stuffy Old Song About The Buttocks]] is also about not judging yourself by impossible standards of beauty.

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* Meghan Trainor's "All About That Base", Bass", while sounding like a [[StuffyOldSongsAboutTheButtocks Stuffy Old Song About The Buttocks]] is also about not judging yourself by impossible standards of beauty.


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* At the end of rapper Lil Mama's "Lip Gloss" music video, Lil Mama is happy and thanks her mother for the lip gloss that helped boosted her popularity at her school. Her mother responds with "it wasn't the lip gloss, it was you all along."
19th Oct '17 4:58:18 PM Excelsior123
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* PlayedForDrama in the ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'' episode "My Fair Jet". Jet wants to go to the DSA Open House with Sean and Sydney, but Sean and Sydney will only let him go if he behaves like a regular Earth kid. He can't say he's from Bortron 7, he can't use his "tool-armed backpack thingy" (which doubles as a jetpack), and he can't sing. However, at the Open House, the DSA weather balloon flies away in some bad weather, carrying Sean along with it. So, Sydney convinces Jet to be himself, so he can save Sean. He ends up rescuing Sean with his jetpack, and sings a song about how he is Bortronian. Pretty much, if Jet ''wasn't'' himself, Sean probably would've been killed.
28th Sep '17 12:30:52 PM Twentington
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* ''[[Music/{{Madonna}} Madonna's]]'' "Express Yourself" from ''Music/LikeAPrayer'':

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* ''[[Music/{{Madonna}} Madonna's]]'' Music/{{Madonna}}'s "Express Yourself" from ''Music/LikeAPrayer'':
27th Sep '17 10:00:18 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons:'' Marge gives this advice to Lisa in one episode, when Lisa's feeling particularly down about having no friends. As soon as she's gone, Lisa angrily points out she's been herself for eight years, and it's not worked. Reconstructed later on in the episode, when Lisa does make some friends while pretending not to be her normal self. Bart spills the beans, but her friends don't mind.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons:'' Marge gives this advice to Lisa in one episode, when Lisa's feeling particularly down about having no friends. As soon as she's gone, Lisa angrily points out she's been herself for eight years, and it's not worked. Reconstructed later on in the episode, when Lisa does make some friends while pretending not to be her normal self. Bart spills the beans, but her friends don't mind.mind (although when he tries to tell her this Aesop, it hits Lisa's RageBreakingPoint and she justly points out that Bart has just ruined the greatest friendship she'd ever had for the sake of petty revenge and ''almost'' does something horrible to him with maple syrup [[ChaosWhileTheyreNotLooking before Marge walks into the room and Lisa puts everything back in order immediately.]])
27th Sep '17 8:55:39 PM CaptEquinox
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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': In one episode, token CampGay Kurt [[IJustWantToBeNormal just wants to be normal]], his standards for "normal" being his father, and musician John Mellencamp. For a glee club assignment, he performs Mellencamp's "Pink Houses", complete with false Southern accent. The teacher Will is visibly concerned, and by the episode's end, Kurt learns he was trying way too hard to be more like his dad, even if it meant not doing his hair and making out with [[TheBeard Britany.]]

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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': In one episode, token CampGay Kurt [[IJustWantToBeNormal just wants to be normal]], his standards for "normal" being his father, and musician John Mellencamp. For a glee club assignment, he performs Mellencamp's "Pink Houses", complete with false Southern Indiana accent. The teacher Will is visibly concerned, and by the episode's end, Kurt learns he was trying way too hard to be more like his dad, even if it meant not doing his hair and making out with [[TheBeard Britany.]]
1st Sep '17 4:31:04 AM MsCC93
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents,'' Timmy wishes for clothes and things like the popular kids due to getting fed up with being unpopular. It takes Timmy (nearly) losing his fairy godparents to realize that his new popular friends didn't like him for who he was, and only what he was pretending to be.
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